Dimapur, April 29: The Phek District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) organized an awareness programme on “ADR/ Lok Adalat” with the representatives of banks from State Bank of India and Cooperative bank, Chakhesang Mothers Association (CMA), Phek Area Mother Association (PAMA), Chamber of Commerce, Youth society on April 25 at Council Hall, Phek.
PDLSA panel lawyer Rukuvolu Vero spoke on Legal Services Authority Act. The PL stated that it was enacted for providing equal justice to all, for providing free legal aid to the poor and for creating legal awareness.
Vethothi Vero, panel lawyer spoke on ADR/Lok Adalat. He stressed that disputes or pending and pre litigation cases like bank recovery case, crim. compoundable cases can be referred to Lok Adalat for settlement through conciliation or compromise which is free of cost and that such decisions are final. Mamang Singson, retainer lawyer spoke on bank recovery which can be settled by waiver of some amount of money through Lok Adalat.
On April 26, the PDLSA also conducted another legal awareness on “Equal justice and free legal aid” at Thenyizumi Village, Phek.
PDLSA chairman Longshi Ezung spoke on Victim Compensation Act and Motor Vehicle Act. Panel lawyer Sekhotso Rokha spoke on human trafficking and Consumer Protection Act while Kenei Swuro spoke on RTI.
50 beneficiaries attended the seminar. (Page News Service)